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Calling all virgins, past, present and born-again: Let's free all our first times from myth, confusion, sexism and stereotypes.
A new way to think about all of our first times–without myths, misinformation or misogyny.
A new way to think about all of our first times–without myths, misinformation or misogyny.
386 backers pledged $36,258 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi everyone -

We're very excited to tell you that the film will be done this month!!! Seriously! Woo hoo!

Some other updates:

In the last week, Therese was at both Harvard and then at NYU doing talks on virginity to two fabulous groups of college students.

"How to Lose Your Virginity" was accepted to POV Hackathon 3 where we'll continue to develop some very exciting and fun interactive projects. Click the link to see how our cherries stand out amongst the other film photos! And then check out V-Card Diaries, the interactive crowd-sourced storytelling project we created at Hackathon 2.

We've just launched a new twitter account for the film at @virginitymovie, so please follow us for the latest news and other goodies.

We'll be keeping you posted on the film's release and when screenings will happen primarily through our newsletter, so please make sure you have approved in your email system. If you want to be on our newsletter list with another email address, go here to sign up.

Here are some photos from the finishing work we just did on the film: color correction and narration recording. That's Therese making like a rock star at the microphone, Lisa at the soundboard with Terry, and Diego at Park Avenue Post making each frame gorgeous.

Thanks for everything,
Therese, Lisa and Team Trixie Films

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Finishing Grant! Finished Score! Supporter Thank You Page!

Hello wonderful backers - We wanted you to be the first to hear about some great updates for How to Lose Your Virginity:

> New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) has awarded the film one of their 2012 Finishing Grants! The grant will cover the cost of color correction, one of the pricey but essential steps in the completion of the film. We're thrilled not only for the grant but for what will be a great ongoing relationship with NYWIFT as the film goes out into the world.

> As I write this, our composer Stephen Cavit is recording the remarkable score he's created for the film in his Seattle studio. Working with one of his favorite violinists, he may be at this very moment capturing the fractured fairy tale melodies that perfectly capture the mood of the film.

> Our online Supporter Thank You page is up!! Look at all you lovely supporters. Let us know if we've made any mistakes with your name or link–or if we missed you! And while you're there, check out our new Home Page.

> All our rewards have shipped, except for the film's DVD and screening components. If you were expecting something and didn't receive it, please let us know right away and we'll make sure you get it asap.

We can't say it enough: We would not be here without your support!!

All the best for the holiday season,
Therese, Lisa and Team Trixie Films

Updates, milestones & a little sneak peek!

Happy Autumn from all of us at Trixie Films!

We've been working on "How to Lose Your Virginity" all summer and have hit a few exciting milestones we wanted to share with you:

• We screened a work-in-progress* cut of the film at CatalystCon in Long Beach (CA) to a room full of sex educators, media makers and others. The response was...A-MA-ZING! It was so thrilling to see it on a big screen and hear audiences reacting to the funny, sweet–and sometimes totally appalling moments that make up this film.

• Composer Stephen Cavit is creating an incredible score that can only be described as 'dissonant fairy princess' (trust us, it's perfect!)

• Our first round of motion graphics is done, thanks to the very talented Yasmin Mistry. There's a teeny sneak preview attached below (featuring Scarleteen's Heather Corinna), so let us know what you think!

• We just sent out our very first film festival submission–to Sundance, no less–with more submissions to go out in the next month. We'll keep you posted on how it all goes, and it wouldn't hurt if you lit a candle or equivalent. (thanks)

We really appreciate all your support!
Therese, Lisa and the rest of Team Trixie Films

*Work-in-progress in our case means that it feels more or less like a finished film, except we don't have our final music and animations in place, the color isn't perfect yet, we haven't mixed the audio to make it sound beautifully balanced, and we haven't licensed the outside music, images and video we'd like to use. Yup, it's a long road, but we're getting there! 

Video: A little snippet of our cool motion graphics
Photo: After-screening celebratory cocktails with some of the film's LA-based crew: Cinematographer Ruben O'Malley and Production Assistant (and BFF) Jamie Waese. Please note Therese is decked out in her V-Card and cherry pendant.

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Meet our composer: Stephen Thomas Cavit

Hi everyone!

We're thrilled to announce that Stephen Thomas Cavit will be composing our score. We've been talking to Stephen about working with us since our editor Dina Guttmann first introduced him to us over a year ago, and now thanks to our fabulous Kickstarter backers, he's on board.

Stephen has created beautiful music for a wide range of films and television projects including the documentaries The Greater Good, Blue Vinyl (one of my all-time favorites) and Everything's Cool, and the feature films The Good Girl and Chuck and Buck. He won a regional Emmy for his work on the PBS series Community Stories, was a Sundance Composers Lab Fellow, and also has a residency with the prestigious St. James Cathedral Choir in Seattle, the first in it’s 100 year history.

So sure...he has a great resume, but we're equally impressed by how quickly he's mastered the art of virginity punning. We can't wait to share his music with you!

~Therese & Team Trixie Films

PS Here's a photo Stephen in his studio thinking deep thoughts about Apple screen savers. You can learn more about his work at

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We're shipping out rewards!

Thought you'd like to see the state of our little office right now: Books! Pendants! Goody Bags! DVDs! And one copy of Judy Blume's 'Forever' to our lucky winner, ready to ship!

Are you expecting something? Have you given us your mailing address and 'thank you credit' information? If not, send it by Friday - don't assume we have it on file somewhere (we see you, Therese's friends).

The Team Trixie Films elves

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